Sampling from a finite population with correlated units is addressed. The proposed methodology applies to any type of correlation function and provides the sample allocation that ensures optimal efficiency of the population parameters estimates. The expressions of the estimate and its MSE are also provided.
"Optimal Estimation and Sampling Allocation in Survey Sampling Under a General Correlated Superpopulation Model,"
Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods: Vol. 15
, Article 20.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/jmasm/vol15/iss2/20